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Took the time to paint the tipz to match the rear fascia. I've been changing the easy/obvious exterior accents from chrome-to-black.

After giving the Green Monster an inspection for the last 2 months, I've been appreciating the design cues. This change was early on the list.

I'm a chrome guy from the 70's, my today sez......black where black should be.

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Looks very nice...did you use hi temp bbq paint, and was it an aerosol and did you have to remove the tips to paint?
 

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I used VHT header paint, an aerosol product. Tipz were removed (very easy), applied two coatz n then baked them in the oven to cure. Took about a half can of paint.
 

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What temperature did you bake them at.....and was there any negative impact on the oven and/or kitchen area after doing so?
 

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450 for 15 minutes. No adverse odors or issues.

I'll do another coat (s) to use the rest of the paint. I DEFINITELY like the black........
 

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Thanks for the information...I am a little worried too about the oven. There are other paints where you don't have to bake the item, but seems like baking it will make it tougher/last longer?
 

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VHT website outlines a process to cure the paint (when on headers) to bake it to the metal. So with this application, the tipz will never see exhaust tempz as headers will. What I did was just a remedy to get the paint to a certain temp. Nothing fancy or dangerous as long as yur oven fan works well.
 

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I've baked painted metal parts in the oven before (pulleys, brackets, etc.), although I did it at 250° and just checked it frequently. Just make sure the paint is dried. I didn't smell anything, and of course many ovens have seen burnt roasts and worse over the years ;)

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